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Norfolk Group is pleased to announce exciting new additions to our Sales & Marketing team. These talented individuals will be working closely with the Board of Directors and Norfolk Group’s team to further develop all properties.

 

Ms. LINH DAN NGUYEN – Group Director of Sales & Marketing

With almost three decades of experience in leading Sales and Marketing teams, Linh Dan Nguyen is the ideal fit for Norfolk Group’s Board of Directors, responsible for our Sales and Marketing Department.

Linh Dan is no stranger to Norfolk Group, having started her sales career in 1998, taking care of both Norfolk Hotel and Norfolk Mansion in Ho Chi Minh City.

She then worked for the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers as Director of Sales where she was awarded “Top Sales APAC” two years in a row. She continued working  as Marketing & Corporate Communications Director and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer for  AIA Vietnam and Liberty Insurance. After seven years achieving incredible results in the insurance industry, she returned to the hospitality sector at the MGM Grand Ho Tram during its pre-opening. Since then, she has worked for Vinpearl   Holding Company in charge of 8 resorts, JW Marriott Phu Quoc’s pre-opening  as well as Intercontinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort (an IHG’s property) before re-joining Norfolk Group.

Linh Dan possesses deep local insights fused with a results-driven approach and a passion for all that she does. She is native Vietnamese and speaks fluent English and Mandarin with an MBA degree from National University of Singapore.

 

Mr. SATOSHI YOSHIDA – Senior Business Development Manager

Yoshida san has over 14 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He started at Busena Terrace Resort in Okinawa, Japan as a personal butler, learning the true definition of luxury. He then spent two years in Australia before continuing his hotel career at Crown Plaza Okinawa, New World Saigon Hotel, Hotel Jen (Shangri-la), InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, InterContinental Nha Trang and other properties in Cambodia and the Philippines.

Yoshida san is a pro-active high-achiever with a proud Japanese spirit and strong interpersonal skills. He is looking forward to growing Norfolk Group’s businesses in many different ways to achieve the group’s targets.

 

Ms. DANDELLY NGUYEN – Group Marketing Manager

With over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Dandelly Nguyen has proven expertise in marketing tourism products as a strategic, active, and dedicated professional.

Since starting her career in Marketing  in 2012, she has successfully held several leading roles in Communications, Press Relations and Events at properties including Best Western Nha Trang, The Grand Ho Tram Strip, Oceanami Villas & Beach Club Long Hai, Cocobay Da Nang, and Naman Retreat.

Dandelly is now responsible for General Marketing at the Norfolk Group. She also coordinates marketing and sales activities at various properties operated by the group.

 

Mr. PHAN THE DUY – Digital Marketing Manager

Graduating with a Master’s Degree in Communications from West Texas A&M University, Duy Phan began his career in hospitality as an E-commerce Executive at InterContinental Asiana Saigon Hotel & Residences (IHG).

Prior to becoming a hotelier, Duy spent time working at Voice of America in Washington DC before returning to Vietnam to work for an international hospital in his hometown of Binh Duong. He subsequently joined AccorHotels as Digital & E-commerce Manager at La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc – MGallery by Sofitel, a boutique resort , followed by a position at InterContinental Nha Trang, a coastal city hotel in the central of Viet Nam.

Duy joins Norfolk Group as Digital Marketing Manager.

 

About Norfolk Group

Norfolk Group was established in 1991 as one of the first foreign companies pioneering international-standard real estate developments in Vietnam. Over 28 years of operation, Norfolk has strived to build brand prestige to be the top choice among city travellers. Norfolk Group has major projects in Ho Chi Minh City’s Central Business District including the Norfolk Hotel, Norfolk Mansion, and the PDD Building. Its latest projects include the high living waterfront Norfolk Residences in Neutral Bay, Sydney Harbour, and the five-star luxury resort Six Senses Con Dao on the untouched and breathtakingly beautiful Con Dao Islands, Vietnam.

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News & Events, Six Senses Con Dao

CON DAO, Vietnam –  March 20, 2019 – When Travel + Leisure Magazine selected Six Senses Con Dao as one of the best secret beach destination on Earth, they chose to be in good company. Not only does this first and only 5-star resort on the remote Con Dao island sit like a gemstone hidden in the pristine nature of the protected national and marine park, it has also become the top choice of some very picky and selective turtles.

Apart from its scenic beauty and tranquility, Six Senses Con Dao has also become known as one of the very few resorts where guests can marvel at the experience of turtle hatchlings venturing down the beach into the wide and free waters of the ocean. This is only one of the resort’s various programs to engage guests to protect the sea turtles and contribute to the sustainable development of Con Dao’s ecosystem. As it is widely known, Green Turtle (Chelonia Mydas) and the Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) are the two most prominent species of turtles found in Vietnam. Being classified as “endangered” in the Vietnam Red Data Book and “critically endangered” in the IUCN Red list of Threatened Animals, these species are normally discovered in coastal regions and islands from Quang Nam to Ninh Thuan; Con Dao and Gulf of Thailand. Currently, Con Dao’s surrounding waters has the largest population of green turtles (Chelonia Mydas) and is also where they come to lay eggs most frequently. This could be explained by the well-preserved ecological system which has been reestablished in the proximity of the resort, which has fallen in favor of the turtles and appearing to be a favorable spot for them to nest.

In collaboration with National Parks, Six Senses Con Dao has become the proud custodians of selected clutches of turtle eggs, relocated by the National Parks team to protect the eggs from being poached from nests at neighboring islands. The resort’s incubation center, “Let’s Get Cracking” has since been home to many new hatchlings, where guests participate in the conservation efforts, by joining early morning releases, right on the resort’s very own beach. This 50m2 incubation enclosure is able to accommodate up to 40 turtle clutches at the same time. To provide the best hatching condition, after being handed over by the National Parks team, each clutch is placed in a pre-burrowed nest which is 60 cm below the sand surface.  Each nest is then safeguarded by a wooden frame and personalized with a sign indicating date and number of eggs per clutch, so the team can keep track of each nest. Normally, it will take around 40 to 70 days for the eggs to hatch with the success rate varying from 50 percent to 80 percent. At Six Senses Con Dao, this process lasts from 55 to 60 days​ with the success rate of 83 percent. The process of hatching eggs takes place at a temperature of 28oC to 32oC. The higher the temperature, the quicker they hatch.

In general, the egg-laying season here is from May to October, but the year 2018 witnessed sea turtles visiting the Six Sense Con Dao beach from January to March to find the perfect spot to lay their eggs. This has been an auspicious sign for both the turtles and the resort. By the end of 2018, the resort had received 56 clutches with a total 2,904 turtle hatchlings, out of 3,500 eggs handed over by the National Parks team successfully hatched at the resort. More than 70 percent of in-house guests participate every time a turtle hatchling release occurs. Most are amazed by what the resort has been doing to protect the endangered species and simultaneously offering such an activity allowing them to involve their children, so they can witness a special moment in nature and learn more about how they can also contribute to the legacy of marine conservation. Recently, on March 18, 2019, the resort just welcomed a mama turtle coming to its private shore to lay eggs. 90 eggs were carefully collected and are nowbeing hatched in the resort’s incubation “Let’s Get Cracking”. Isn’t is a good new to start the hatchling season this year? It is expected that the resort will welcome more than 60 turtle clutches in the year 2019. This also indicates that there will be more chances for in-house guests to be able to take part in this Out-Of-The-Ordinary experience.

Passionate about protecting the environment, Six Senses Con Dao believe the establishment of “Let’s Get Cracking” has demonstrated the resort’s commitment to sustainability as well as its contribution to the improvement of Con Dao’s ecosystem. As Green Turtles are well- known for its remarkable ability to migrate hundreds of miles from the feeding ground to faithfully return to the nesting beach where they were born, to lay their very own eggs; this promises great potential for the resort to welcome back it’s “baby turtles” to home shores once again in the future.

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About Six Senses Con Dao
Six Senses Con Dao is located in a national and marine park. Comprising 50 contemporary pool villas, it offers several dining options with seafood and a focus on world cuisine. The Six Senses Spa has a backdrop of the Lo Voi Mountains, plus there are activities to entertain all ages.

About Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is one of the world’s leading operators of luxury hotels, resorts and spas, managing 18 hotels and resorts across 14 countries, plus 37 spas under the brand names Six Senses, Evason, Six Senses Spas and Raison d’Etre. There are a further 18 hotels and resorts signed into its development pipeline. In February 2019, Six Senses became part of the IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) family of hotel brands.

Six Senses properties share a leadership commitment to community, sustainability, wellness and design, infused with a touch of quirkiness. Whether an exquisite island resort, mountain retreat or urban hotel, the enduring purpose is to help people reconnect with themselves, others and the world around them.

Six Senses Spas offers a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists in all resorts as well as at 16 additional standalone spas. The high-tech and high-touch approach guides guests on their personal path to well-being, taking them as deep as they want to go.

Six Senses Residences provides the best life has to offer. From beautifully-appointed villas on the beach, rustic chalets in the mountains and spacious urban hideaways, Six Senses features a variety of residential choices in stand-alone buildings or attached to a resort or hotel. No matter the location, the promise remains the same and the commitment to create a community where every day revolves around learning and growing, great food and drink, innovative wellness programming, sustainable living – all mixed in with a lot fun.

Evason follows the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised responsibility to sustainability and the community. Its two unique resorts provide a strong value focus, while offering a vast array of personal guest experiences that the whole family will love.

 

For further information, please contact:

Dang Phuong Anh (Abbey)
Marketing Communications Manager
Six Senses Con Dao
T +84 254 3831 222
M +84 963 223 868
marketing-condao@sixsenses.com
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News & Events

Good news has come to Norfolk Group in the early months of 2019 with two prestigious awards, including Business Excellence Winner 2019 from The Australian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (AusCham) for Norfolk Group’s business result, and TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2019 for Norfolk Mansion – one of Norfolk Group’s projects.

AusCham – The Australian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam is a professional NGO (non-government organisation), which represents and promotes the interests of Australian enterprises in Vietnam. The organisation is an important bridge in creating a supportive environment in both business and culture for its Australian enterprise members. The annual Australian Business Awards is an opportunity to recognise Australian connected businesses and individuals operating in Vietnam at the highest level. The award winners will be promoted and acknowledged for the contributions and excellence that they contribute to the business community in Vietnam.

Earlier this year, in AusCham Vietnam’s annual evaluation, Norfolk Group has surpassed other candidates to meet the strict requirements of theorganisers in outstanding growth, achievements, strategies and developing vision, etc., and become the Business Excellence winner of 2019.This is the 6thhonourable awards from AusChamthat Norfolk Group received for our contributions.

In a comment on this success, CEO of Norfolk Group, Mr.Brian Pham said: “The receipt of this award is a testament to Norfolk Group’s contributions and efforts in business activities for the whole last year. Through the service, we focus on delivering the best hospitality, not only to Vietnamese but also foreigners who are visiting and living in Vietnam. This result is in line with the missionthat Norfolk Group has been following over the last 28 years”.

At the same time, Norfolk Mansion, amongst Norfolk Group’s other most famous projects such as Norfolk Hotel, Six Senses Con Dao resort, PDD building and Norfolk Penthouses in Sydney, also received the “2019 Travellers’ Choice” award from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest social travel site. Norfolk Mansiongained high evaluations based on a comprehensive analysis of travellers’reviewswho stayed and experienced Norfolk Mansion services.

Located in the heart of District 1 – Ho Chi Minh City, Norfolk Mansion, Norfolk Group’s Luxurious Service Apartments, fulfils international 5-star standards with ideal services, so visitors can enjoy the most relaxing, comfortable and convenient rest. Continuing to perform strongly in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards year after year, Norfolk Mansion impressively wins this award for a third time.

“Encouraged by this evaluation, our aim is to even further improve high service standardsin creating unique experiences for our guests. I would like to thank our guests who are giving us strong motivation throughthoughtful reviews. I read every single one. They driveus all to do better every day”, said Mr. Brian Pham.

The Travellers’ Choice award was established in 2002, and is the highest honour TripAdvisor can bestow.Based on millions of reviews and opinions from travellers from around the world, this annual award recognises the very best tourism establishments in terms of service, quality, customer satisfaction and more, across a range of categories… In the 17th year of the awards, TripAdvisor has recognised 7,812 properties in 94 countries and eight regions worldwide in the categories of Top Hotels Overall, Luxury, Bargain, Small, Best Service, B&Bs and Inns, Romance, Family and All-Inclusive. The hallmarks of Travellers’ Choice hotels winners are remarkable quality, service and value.

 

About Norfolk Group

 

Norfolk Group was established in 1991 as one of the first foreign companies pioneering international standard real estate developments in Vietnam. During 28 years of operation, Norfolk Group has strived to build the brand prestige and be the first choices of most city travellers. Norfolk Group has involved with major projects in the central business District of Ho Chi Minh City such as Norfolk Hotel, Norfolk Mansion as well as PDD Building since its early days. Its latest projects include the high living waterfront Norfolk Residences in Neutral Bay, Sydney Harbour; and the five-star luxury resort Six Senses Con Dao on the untouched and breathtakingly beautiful Con Dao Islands, Vietnam.

 

About Norfolk Mansion

 

Under the management of Norfolk Group since its establishment in 1998, Norfolk Mansion features 135 apartments including roof-top penthouses, offering its premium guests the ultimate city-living experience with comfort and style. The building is conveniently located within walking distance to the city center and houses everything necessary for our guests’ comfort – including an open air swimming pool, indoor and outdoor kid’s playgrounds, a sports and wellness club with sauna rooms and Jacuzzi, a beauty salon, convenience store, Terrazzo café as well as the Cantonese cuisine restaurant – Shang Palace

 

For further information, please contact

 

Nguyen Hoang Tu Anh | Marketing & Communications Manager
M: +84 916 149 070 | E: marcom@norfolkgroup.com

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